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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Ethiopia 2021

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Ethiopia?

Average Monthly Salary
9,440 ETB
( 113,000 ETB yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Ethiopia typically earns around 9,440 ETB per month. Salaries range from 4,520 ETB (lowest average) to 17,200 ETB (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor9,470 ETB
Academic Coach9,430 ETB
Academic Manager10,300 ETB
Academic Specialist8,370 ETB
Academic Staff7,020 ETB
Accompanist7,620 ETB
Achievement Coach8,930 ETB
Admissions Specialist7,840 ETB
Agricultural Sciences Teacher7,310 ETB
Anthropology Teacher7,070 ETB
Arabic Language Teacher7,000 ETB
Archeology Teacher7,740 ETB
Architecture Teacher8,160 ETB
Archivist5,880 ETB
Art Teacher6,490 ETB
Assistant School Principal9,470 ETB
Assistant Teacher6,320 ETB
Biochemistry Professor 12,600 ETB
Biology Teacher7,170 ETB
Bursary Scheme Manager8,290 ETB
Business Teacher7,220 ETB
Chemistry Teacher7,340 ETB
Child Care Coordinator7,340 ETB
Child Care Worker5,740 ETB
Clinical School Psychologist11,100 ETB
College Aide9,020 ETB
College and Career Readiness Specialist9,260 ETB
College President16,000 ETB
Communications Teacher7,130 ETB
Community Education Officer6,010 ETB
Computer Science Teacher6,850 ETB
Computer Teacher7,060 ETB
Creative Writing Trainer8,790 ETB
Credit Counselor9,280 ETB
Cultural Studies Teacher6,970 ETB
Curriculum Developer9,500 ETB
Curriculum Specialist8,930 ETB
Demonstrator6,400 ETB
Deputy Controller of Examinations8,980 ETB
Director of Learning Technology9,970 ETB
Distance Learning Coordinator8,250 ETB
Economics Lecturer12,900 ETB
Education Administrator8,050 ETB
Education Assistant Director9,760 ETB
Education Assistant Principal7,780 ETB
Education Assistant Professor10,400 ETB
Education Consultant9,750 ETB
Education Coordinator8,040 ETB
Education Counselor8,570 ETB
Education Director12,600 ETB
Education Program Specialist9,090 ETB
Education Researcher9,950 ETB
Education Resource Specialist8,110 ETB
Education Services Facilitator8,300 ETB
Educational Psychologist10,900 ETB
EFL Teacher7,020 ETB
eLearning Trainer6,470 ETB
Elementary School Teacher5,820 ETB
Engineering Lecturer12,400 ETB
Engineering Teacher9,920 ETB
English Teacher6,650 ETB
ESL Teacher7,530 ETB
Faculty Assistant9,190 ETB
Foreign Language Teacher6,740 ETB
GED Teacher6,500 ETB
Geography Teacher6,850 ETB
Head of Mathematics Department10,200 ETB
Head of School11,400 ETB
High School Teacher7,990 ETB
History Teacher7,550 ETB
Infant Teacher5,350 ETB
Instructional Assistant7,340 ETB
Instructor7,830 ETB
Kindergarten Teacher5,990 ETB
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,930 ETB
Law Teacher10,800 ETB
Learning Designer8,530 ETB
Lecturer12,600 ETB
Librarian5,930 ETB
Library Assistant4,830 ETB
Library Director8,760 ETB
Library Specialist6,420 ETB
Life Sciences Teacher7,020 ETB
Math Lecturer13,100 ETB
Mathematics Teacher8,500 ETB
Mentor8,110 ETB
Middle School Teacher7,620 ETB
Music Teacher6,760 ETB
Nursery Manager10,300 ETB
Nursery Worker4,580 ETB
Paraprofessional9,580 ETB
Physical Education Specialist7,830 ETB
Physical Education Teacher6,630 ETB
Physics Teacher 7,700 ETB
Political Science Teacher7,330 ETB
Post Doctoral Researcher11,100 ETB
Preschool Education Administrator8,020 ETB
Preschool Teacher5,870 ETB
Primary School Teacher6,390 ETB
Principal10,000 ETB
Product Specialist8,320 ETB
Professor - Accounting12,500 ETB
Professor - Architecture13,600 ETB
Professor - Biology12,800 ETB
Professor - Business Administration12,100 ETB
Professor - Chemical Engineering14,200 ETB
Professor - Chemistry13,500 ETB
Professor - Civil Engineering12,200 ETB
Professor - Communication12,900 ETB
Professor - Computer Science13,200 ETB
Professor - Dentistry13,300 ETB
Professor - Drama11,900 ETB
Professor - Economics13,700 ETB
Professor - Education13,100 ETB
Professor - Electrical Engineering13,200 ETB
Professor - English12,800 ETB
Professor - Environmental Engineering13,300 ETB
Professor - Foreign Languages11,900 ETB
Professor - Geological Sciences13,200 ETB
Professor - History13,000 ETB
Professor - Industrial Engineering12,500 ETB
Professor - Law14,500 ETB
Professor - Legal Support12,500 ETB
Professor - Liberal Arts12,700 ETB
Professor - Marketing13,200 ETB
Professor - Mathematics13,400 ETB
Professor - Mechanical Engineering14,000 ETB
Professor - Medical Administration13,700 ETB
Professor - Medicine14,900 ETB
Professor - Music12,200 ETB
Professor - Nursing12,200 ETB
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,400 ETB
Professor - Philosophy13,400 ETB
Professor - Physical Therapy13,700 ETB
Professor - Physics13,700 ETB
Professor - Psychology13,300 ETB
Professor - Rehabilitation12,000 ETB
Professor - Social Work11,400 ETB
Professor - Sociology13,400 ETB
Professor - Special Education13,200 ETB
Psychology Teacher11,000 ETB
Public Management Assistant Professor10,600 ETB
School Counselor9,970 ETB
Science Educator7,200 ETB
Science Laboratory Assistant6,620 ETB
Science Teacher7,170 ETB
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,430 ETB
Secondary School Teacher7,160 ETB
Special Education Teacher7,590 ETB
Special Needs Assistant6,300 ETB
Statistics Lecturer13,000 ETB
Student Accounts Coordinator6,770 ETB
Student Development Specialist8,050 ETB
Student Employment Specialist8,190 ETB
Student Services6,560 ETB
Student Support Manager8,790 ETB
Substitute Teacher6,230 ETB
Teacher6,250 ETB
Teacher Aide5,410 ETB
Teacher Trainer8,240 ETB
Training and Development Specialist9,290 ETB
Training Coordinator6,280 ETB
Tutor7,140 ETB
University Teacher12,400 ETB
Vocational Education Teacher7,250 ETB

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Ethiopia

Median and salary distribution monthly Ethiopia Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Ethiopia range from 4,520 ETB per month (minimum average salary) to 17,200 ETB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,060 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 9,060 ETB while the other half are earning more than 9,060 ETB. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 6,110 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 6,110 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,600 ETB while 25% are earning more than 12,600 ETB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ethiopia Teaching / Education
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Ethiopia who work in Teaching / Education earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,000 ETB
9,050 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ethiopia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ethiopia
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ethiopia

How much are annual salary increments in Ethiopia for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Ethiopia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ethiopia Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ethiopia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ethiopia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ethiopia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ethiopia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ethiopia Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Ethiopia

54 ETB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia is 54 ETB. This means that the average person in Ethiopia earns approximately 54 ETB for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Ethiopia
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adis Abeba9,960 ETB
Gonder9,180 ETB
Mekele8,170 ETB

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,190 ETB
Public Sector+14%
9,340 ETB
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